No Way Constant

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This comic started as my attempt at a comics for 24 Hour Comic Day in October 2011. Unsatisfied with the results I stopped at page 17 that day, but later returned to the comic, treating the first attempt as a draft for a new version. Like many of my recent works it is semi-narrative (more narrative than “Badman’s Cave”), semi-abstract work using appropriated sources. The text is taken primarily from DeFoe’s Robinson Crusoe, though the first page comes from Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy. A portion of the art is also redrawn from old comics of the 40’s and 50’s including work by Bob Powell (Cave Girl 11-14 and Thun’da 2-6), Matt Baker (Teen-Age Romance 14, Seven Seas Comics 1, Fight Comics 64, and Rulah 19), Jesse Marsh (Tarzan 24, 50, 110, and 119 and Gene Autry 27), Ric Estrada (Teen-age Temptations 3), and Jim Mooney (Teen-age Temptations 4). The majority of these comics can be found at the Digital Comics Museum.

Review/Comments:

“The way he juxtaposes Crusoe author Daniel DeFoe’s prose regarding desire and danger with both the sort of action one would see in a jungle comic and the yearning found in a romance comic is especially clever.”-Rob Clough


Here are the first 9 pages: